What movies are Preston Oliver in? What he is Doing now?

Preston Oliver is a 17-year-old actor best known for his role as Griffin Campbell in the Disney Channel television series “Secrets of Sulphur Springs.” He has yet to appear in a movie, but according to his ReviewJournal interview, hopes that Marvel will hire him for a superhero film,

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Early life and education

Preston Oliver was born on 2 February 2006, in Las Vegas, Nevada USA. His mother, Jen Oliver, is a dance teacher, and his older brotherJordan Oliver, is a musician active on Instagram under the handle_jordan_oliver. According to one of his parents, he became interested in acting in fifth grade when he unexpectedly landed the role of a pirate in the “Peter Pan” school play without telling anyone. He attended Calvary Chapel Christian School in Las Vegas, according to ReviewJournal. Preston began taking drama classes in the sixth grade, attending after-school classes at the talent company Hollywood Access Inc., where he met Coast to Coast Talent Group agents.

Oliver studied with an on-set tutor while filming “Secrets of Sulphur Springs,” then switched to online school. He will matriculate from high school in 2024, however, he took his senior pictures in October 2023. Preston is passionate about basketball and has a trampoline in his yard to practice dunks. He also enjoys playing video games, particularly the battle royale game Fortnite, and the first-person shooter Call of Duty.

Career

Coast to Coast Talent Group took Preston on as a client, and helped him make his acting debut aged 12. In January 2019, he played a minor role as Riley Boyd in the NBC television series “Chicago Fire” for two episodes. Starring Taylor Kinney, Christian Stolte, Eamonn Walker, and Joe Minoso, the series follows the reconstructions of daily difficulties that Chicago, Illinois, USA firefighters and paramedics go through at work and in their private lives.

In April 2019, Oliver appeared in the episode “Her” of the dramatic romantic comedy “This Is Us”, as the son of Kevin Pearson, played by Justin Hartley. Having a talented young teen in a series that follows the lives of middle-aged triplets and their parents and offspring was a welcome change, so Oliver returned for another episode in March 2020. Preston became a Screen Actors Guild (SAG) member in the meantime.

Only a month later, he was cast as Young Michael in one episode of the “Roswell, New Mexico” romantic drama TV series, in which he portrayed the younger version of the lead actor, Michael Vlamis, who played Michael Guerin.

Starring in a Disney TV series

Oliver rose to prominence when he was cast in the time travel TV series “Secrets of Sulphur Springs,” which premiered on 15 January 2021 on Disney Channel. He told ReviewJournal that he always liked paranormal TV series and movies, and had watched the “Ghost Hunters” series with his cousin as a kid. He played the main character, Griffin Campbell, who moves from Chicago to a town near a vacation resort to restore the hotel called The Tremont with his family. Kyliegh Curran and Elle Graham joined him as Harper Dunn and Savannah Dillon, two other prominent characters. Kyleigh told YSB Now that Preston was discussing the “Guardians of the Galaxy” movie when they met at the audition, which sparked their chemistry, as she also loved it.

Madeleine McGraw and Landon Gordon played Griffin’s younger siblings, twins Zoey and Wyatt, while Kelly Frye and Josh Braaten portrayed his parents, Sarah and Bennett “Ben.” Interestingly, Madeleine and Landon are not twins, as can be inferred from their last names, but Madeleine has a fraternal twin named Aidan.

The executive producer, Tracey Thomson, told Spectrum Local News that “Secrets of Sulphur Springs” was ‘a show for everyone, with the right blend of adventure, mystery, and relatable characters to root for.’ The script adds supernatural events, such as a ghost haunting the hotel and a hidden portal that takes the characters back to the 1930s to explore The Tremont’s origins. Moreover, the second season involves a plot twist; the portal stops working, leaving some characters stuck in the 1960s. Preston described that season in three words: fun, scary, and mysterious. The third season adds romantic elements as Griffin develops a crush on his best friend, Harper, and he can travel to the future. Tracey also revealed that they chose the 1930s as one of the time travel periods, to show how life looked for children and adults under racial segregation rules, according to AwardsRadar.

Current focus

Preston keeps his fans updated on his Instagram account, preston_oliver, on which he has over 100,000 followers. In September 2022, Preston attended the premieres of the “Mission Impossible: Dead Reckoning Part 1” and “Elemental” movies. A few months before, he took a seven-day trip aboard the Disney Cruiseline ship through the Caribbean region, and Jamaica impressed him the most. Preston also went ice fishing, visited Hawaii State for a beach vacation, and surfed.


Moreover, he revealed that he bought a guitar in 2022, as he was a fan of the Panic! at the Disco band and its frontman, Brendon Urie, and telling TresA Magazine that year that he might start a band after more practice. He then revealed to his followers in July 2023 that his cousin Brandon Appell works at a car dealership, Gaudin Porsche of Las Vegas, which allows him to sit in many luxurious vehicles. However, he liked the BMW 330i in Nardo Gray color the most, and might have purchased it after getting his driver’s license in October 2022. Preston revealed to the “Good Morning America” host that his grandfather used to take him to car shows with vehicles from the 1960s and the 1970s.

Preston has also been open about his charity efforts. In 2023, he supported the UCLA Mattel Children’s Hospital and Compassion International. Moreover, when his friend, gymnast Chloe Puckett, unexpectedly died on 27 April 2020, Preston promoted a GoFundMe link to help her family cover the funeral costs. Preston told Review Journal that if “Secrets of Sulphur Springs” isn’t renewed for a fourth season, he would like to star in a Marvel or DC superhero movie. His second choice is to appear in an action movie or a Netflix series similar to “Stranger Things.”

Dating

Preston Oliver hasn’t publicly dated anyone, although his fan base thinks he and his co-stars Madeleine McGraw and Kyliegh Curran would make cute couples. To their disappointment, Preston considers both his ‘little family,’ i.e., sees them as sisters.

Interesting facts

  • Preston considers his trash-talking skills during basketball matches his hidden talent.
  • He celebrated being cast as Griffin by eating at a Japanese steakhouse with his family.
  • Disneyland is one of his favorite placeson Earth.
  • His dream vacation spots are the beaches in Mexico and Italy.
  • Preston had his hair curled for the first time for an episode of “Roswell, New Mexico” and liked it.
  • Adam Sandler is his favorite actor, but Preston would love to meet actor Chris Pratt and former basketball player Michael Jordan.
  • “Breaking Bad” is Preston’s favorite television series, and he considers Bryan Cranston a role model besides Adam.
  • If he could travel to the past, he would witness the time Walt Disney constructed Disneyland.
  • Preston would like to drive a flying car in the future.
  • He worked at a Las Vegas Chick-fil-A restaurantin 2021 during the COVID-19 pandemic, making milkshakes and working at the drive-through.
  • His go-to Jimmy John’s orderis non-toasted white bread with ham, lettuce, and provolone cheese, with mayonnaise, mustard, and vinegar.
  • Preston says that his friends don’t treat him differently and rarely mention his career.
  • Preston plays the piano.
  • His grandparents sometimes gift him custom socks with his face
  • Preston and his grandparents have a tradition that they call French Fry Friday; whenever they go out on a Friday, they eat French fries. Preston likes pizza.
  • His favorite basketball team is the Los Angeles Lakers, and his favorite player is LeBron James.
  • Preston has two Pomeranian dogsTeddy Bear and Sammi, who enjoy spending time on a floating bed in Preston’s swimming pool.
  • Teddy, born on 17 October 2011, has an Instagram account under the handle
  • Christmas is his favorite holiday. One of his favorite Christmas moviesis “Elf,” released in 2003 and starring Will Ferrel.
  • If he had to eat one food for the rest of his life, it would be sushi.
  • Preston’s favorite movies are “Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom” from 1984, and “Whiplash” from 2014.
  • He can’t decide between teleportation and flying as his favorite superpower.

Physical characteristics

Preston Oliver has light brown hair and hazel eyes, is 5ft 10.5ins (1.79m) tall, and weighs about 160lbs (73kgs). He has a chiseled jawline and a signature mole near his lip.

Net worth

Preston Oliver has a net worth of $300,000; his primary income source is the salary from 27 episodes of the “Secrets of Sulphur Springs” series.

Additionally, Preston has promoted Honda, Nintendo America, and Mattel.

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